African press review 26 February 2018


East Africa is sure about the need for new infrastructure, less sure about how to pay for it. How did a man, wanted by the police in South Africa, managed to vist the South African consulate in Dubai last week and leave unscathed, twice? And what will Robert Mugabe have to say when he meets the man who replaced him, Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa?

East African heads of state have recommitted to the construction of several hundred ambitious infrastructure projects intended to link the region and increase electricity generation capacity. To complete these projects the region will need at least 80 billion euros over a 10-year period.

If the projects are implemented, east Africa will see a huge increase in electricity generation capacity, 7,600km of improved roads as well as…

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